Muslim Intellectual: A Study of Al-Ghazali

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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE
A.D. 1058Birth of at-Ghazālī at Ṭūs (450 A.H.)
c. 1069Began studies at ṬU+016s
c. 1073Went to Gurgan to study
1074-1077Study at ṬU+016s
c. 1077Went to Nishapur to study
1084Death of al-Fārmadhī
1085, Aug.Death of al-Juwaynī, left Nishapur (iv. 478)
1091, JulyArrival in Baghdad (v. 484)
1092, Oct. 14Niẓām-al-Mulk killed (10. ix. 485)
1091 (late)-1094Study of philosophy
1093, JunePresent at sermons in Niẓāmiyya
1094, Feb.Present at oath to new caliph, al-Mustaẓ'hir
1094Finished Maqāṣid
1095, Jan.12 Finished Tahāṣfut
1095, Feb.Tutush killed, Barkiyāruq recognized in Baghdad
1095, JulyImpediment in speech (vii. 488)
1095, Nov.Left Baghdad (xi. 488)
1096, Nov.-Dec.Made pilgrimage of 489
1097, June Abū-Bakr ibn-al-'Arabī saw him in Baghdad (vi.
490)
c. 1099Went by Ḥamadhān to TṬūs
1104, Dec.Barkiyāruq died
1106, JulyReturned to teaching in Nishapur (xi. 499)
c. 1108Wrote Deliverance from Error
1109, Aug. 5Finished Mustaṣfā (on law) (6. i. 503)
c. 1110Returned to Ṭūs
1111, Dec.Finished Iljām
1111, Dec. 18Death (14. vi. 505)

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • I - The Function of The Intellectual 1
  • II - The World of Al-GhazĀlĪ 7
  • III - The Encounter With Philosophy 25
  • IV - Truth from the Charismatic Leader 73
  • V - The Reappraisal of Theology 87
  • VI - The Bitterness of Worldly Success 127
  • VII - The Intellectual Basis of The "Revived" Community 155
  • VIII - The Achievement 171
  • Excursus - Ghazālī or Ghazzālī 181
  • Notes 187
  • Chronological Table 201
  • Bibliography 203
  • Index 207
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